Sat 1st March 2014 – FREE ENTRY!
The Underscore Orkestra (Portland, Oregon USA)
Special Guests: Lime and Steel (Blue Mountains)
KATOOMBA RSL CLUB
86 Lurline St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia
BALKAN, KLEZMER, GYPSY JAZZ, SWING, BLUEGRASS & IRISH FOLK!
The Underscore Orkestra plays a blend of Balkan, Klezmer, Gypsy Jazz and Swing music, both Original and Traditional.
They often incorporate live Belly Dance and Circus Arts in their shows. Their Performance evokes the old world and the new, the eerily haunting air of sounds and movements from the East, with definite roots in the West. Influences are far and wide but range from New Orleans Jazz, to Eastern European Roma and Klezmorim music, Manouche Swing, to Acoustic Metal.
Syncopated Rhythms and original dance vignettes. Guaranteed to get you up and dancing! It will put the p in your pistol and the zing in your zinger. Guaranteed to boost your bravado and perk your package, tempt your temptress with The Underscore Orkestra. An experience you have to see and hear to believe.
Instrumentation is Violin, Guitar, Accordion, Horns, Clarinet, Bass, Sousaphone Percussion, Harmonica, Piccolo, Ukulele, Bambazoo and Belly Dancing.
The Underscore Orkestra are based out of Portland Oregon and have been touring the US, Canada, Europe and Central America, Australia and New Zealand for the past 8 years.
They will be on their 2nd tour of Australia. This time they have bought a van and are staying for 3 months. They will be all up and down the East coast from Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and back up again. They are very excited to be returning to play new material written and inspired by their previous Oz adventure.
The Underscore Orkestra has taken many forms over the years and has traveled far and wide in many ways. Including vegetable oil powered tour bus, planes, trains, boats, autos, hitch hiking and their favourite way is by bicycle which they have done numerous times in Europe.
Their live shows are something to remember for years to come, they are fond of selling many wares, including Underscore Underwear, Uncle Jerry’s Magically Malicious Mustache Wax, CD’s, Neck Ties, Nude Calendars, Music boxes, and Stand up tub Basses.
“The band’s Eastern European sound is sort of a mix between Gypsy rock big guns DeVotchKa and Gogol Bordello. They’ve got the very ethnic sound of the former, and though they play fast, it’s not at the manic punk level of the latter. The phrase ‘foot-stompin’ also is apt, as their original and traditional pieces have a way of making people move” – Reno Retro Mix
“You know a band is good when at the end of their sound check the audience starts clapping” – New Paltz Cultural Collective
“Best Local Album” – KBOO Radio “Amazing!!!” – VPR
With a driving banjo, doghouse bass, a sweet fiddle, Lime and Steel take a bluegrass string band, throw in a rock drum kit and a uniquely Australian intonation for a show of originals that moves from pub rock anthems about EH Holdens to convict murder ballads. Lime and Steel’s sweet harmonies twang through Bogan bluegrass love-songs and wind up into a spoon-tappin’ fast-pickin’ wine-soaked hillbilly family singalong.
Music from 8:30pm-late